Simchat Torah

I read a really easy to understand history of Simchat Torah from an article written by Rabbi Shlomo Brody which I’ll provide the link for at the end of the notes if you’re interested in reading it. Simchat Torah means ‘rejoicing in the Torah.’ The Torah scrolls are treated with incredible reverence and are protected …Read More

Overview of the Feasts of the Lord

Over the course of the year, there are seven mandatory feasts of the Lord, there are more remembrances, feasts, festivals and anniversaries in the Hebrew calendar, but there are seven specific feasts of the Lord that God Himself commanded His people remember and celebrate every year at specific times. We’ve looked at all seven so …Read More

Sukkot Pt 2 Feast of Tabernacles

We began learning about Sukkot last time on Foundations. Sukkot is the last or final feasts that the Lord deemed to be mandatory, annual celebrations. It’s also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths. It’s also an agricultural celebration, a time of thanksgiving to God for His constant provision and care for …Read More

Sukkot Pt 1 Feast of Tabernacles

There are quite a lot of celebrations and anniversaries and feasts in the Jewish calendar but Sukkot (Su-coat) is the last of the mandatory feasts of the Lord commanded by God in the Bible; it’s the last of the Autumn feasts in the Jewish calendar and it’s also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or …Read More

Yom Kippur Pt 3 Day of Atonement

In the last couple of program’s we looked at the annual sacred event in the Hebrew Calendar, Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement and learned that this celebration actually begins a countdown called the Days of Awe, they begin with Rosh Ha’shana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur is about preparing the heart …Read More

Yom Kippur Pt 2 Day of Atonement

Last time we learned where the name Yom Kippur came from and how it’s derived from the holiday of Purim because in the same way Esther put her own life on the line so that her people would be saved from annihilation, the Day of Atonement was about repentance and a substitutionary sacrifice to save …Read More

Yom Kippur Pt 1 Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur is the holiest and most solemn day in the Hebrew calendar and it was instituted by God in Leviticus 23:27-28, there are 7 Feasts of the Lord and Yom Kippur is number 6. All the Feasts of the Lord represent in various ways God’s plan of redemption and they reflect how Jesus the …Read More

Rosh Hashana The Feast of Trumpets – The Jewish New Year Pt 3

So far over the past couple of programs we’ve learned that the fifth mandatory feast of the Lord is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, or the Head of the year to be more precise, because there are actually four different new year’s within the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashana is also known as the Feast …Read More

Rosh Hashana The Feast of Trumpets – The Jewish New Year Pt 2

When we began learning about Rosh Hashana last time, we learned that Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year, but because the Hebrew Calendar has four new years within it, Rosh Hashana is known as the head of the year. It’s also known as the Feast of Trumpets and it’s one of seven mandatory feasts …Read More

Rosh Hashana The Feast of Trumpets – The Jewish New Year Pt 1

Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year. There are seven mandatory feasts of the Lord and Rosh Hashana is the fifth. The Hebrew calendar has several ‘new years’ in it, which can be very confusing until you get your head around them. The beginning of the religious year starts in the Spring time with Pesach …Read More

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